India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant handed over to Indian Navy

July 29, 2022: Maritime history was created yesterday with the Indian Navy taking delivery of the prestigious Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Vikrant, built by the Cochin Shipyard. The Commanding Officer Designate of Vikrant, Commodore Vidyadhar Harke and the Chairman and Managing Director of Cochin Shipyard Madhu S Nair signed the documents relating to the delivery of the vessel.

The name of India's first Aircraft Carrier was also INS Vikrant which played a vital role in the 1971 war. It was decommissioned in  1997 after 36 years of glorious service to the Navy. The Defence Ministry said in a release that the reincarnation of Vikrant is a true testimony to the country's zeal and fervor in pursuing capability build-up towards enhanced maritime security. 

- Newsonair

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